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2019 CAAEYC ANNUAL CONFERENCE--WORKSHOPS

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Presenter: Kim Adams

Co-presenter(s):  Tom Gannon 
Workshop Title: It Might Get Messy. Exploring Creativity and Creative Processes that support emergent and play-based curricula in Early Learning Environments.
Track: Curriculum - Art
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Apr 12, 2019 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Great America Ballroom K
Theater Style: 125

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

Discover why creativity is critical for 21st century learners. Explore open-ended creative activities with multiple outcomes. Leave with new ideas and make connections for adapting environments to support creativity.


Presenter: Kim Adams

Co-presenter(s):  Tom Gannon 
Workshop Title: Play It Forward. Defending Your Play-Based ECE Program by Making Learning Visible
Track: Curriculum - General
Age Group: All
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Apr 13, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Cypress
Theater Style: 85

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

It is widely accepted in the Early Childhood Education field that children learn best through play, yet many programs struggle with defending this practice. Understanding current research, having skills for communicating it's importance as well as the conviction to implement is key. Increasing pressure for academics to be introduced at younger and younger ages, has many educators feeling the tension to compromise best practices.This interactive workshop will help participants discover how to communicate the valuable processes and outcomes that happen when children are allowed the freedom to direct their own learning through play.Participants will learn how displays and documentation will make learning visible to children, parents, visitors and other educators. Perhaps most importantly, participants will be challenged to move from defending their play-based program to promoting the value of play though making learning visible.


Presenter: Stephanie Aguilar

Co-presenter(s):  Cindy Lovett 
Workshop Title: Workforce Preparation, Support and Advancement through CDTC
Track: Professional Development - Systems
Age Group: Adult
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Apr 12, 2019 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Room 211
Theater Style: 40

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

This presentation will address the services available through the Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) that are available to Early Childhood Educators. The main emphasis will be on workforce preparation, support and advancement. The Child Development Training Consortium supports students statewide through the ECE Student Career and Education Program. This program offers reimbursement for specific educational expenses available through 105 participating community colleges. Child Development Permit application and fingerprint processing fees are paid by CDTC on a first come, first served basis, according to eligibility criteria. Technical assistance is provided statewide for applicants submitting permit applications. A registry of trained professional growth advisors is available to Child Development Permit holders, seeking an advisor for renewal of a current permit.


Presenter: Bette Alkazian

Workshop Title: Helping Anxious Kids Have a Great School Experience
Track: Challenging Behaviors
Age Group: All
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Apr 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Grand Ballroom C
Theater Style: 100

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

So many children experience profound anxiety and it impacts every facet of their lives. Separating from parents, tolerating changes in the school day, social challenges, school rules, emotional immaturity, sensitivity to their environment and so much more, make going to school a huge challenge. This workshop will give teachers, administrators and parents some tips for helping children get through each day using compassion, patience, and understanding. Let's also give kids tools they can take into life and even into adulthood to manage their anxieties and to grow strength and grit. Anxious kids can be so frustrating to adults. Let's learn to cope so we can also model that healthy coping for these very sensitive children.


Presenter: Mayra Almodovar

Co-presenter(s):  Tammy Boates 
Workshop Title: Promoting diversity in our classroom by integrating children's literature
Track: Curriculum - Diversity
Age Group: Other Age Group
Age Group Other Comments: Teachers of preschoolers to 3rd grade
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Apr 12, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Room 212
Theater Style: 45

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

The presentation is appropriate for any audience, both beginners and advanced participants. Research reinforce the role children's literature plays in promoting the development of our students. Also they are a useful tool to promote diversity in our classrooms. Books that celebrate the diversity of our students can help them see their owns lives reflected on the books and at the same time it can introduce them to diversity experiences they have never been exposed to (Campbell, 2011). The presentation will explore the value of children's literature and its role in promoting diversity in our classrooms. Participants will be introduced to books that present topics such as cultural diversity, children with special needs, same sex families, adoption, etc. After forming smaller groups, they will select a book to read and use to promote discussion were they share ideas of how books might be used in the classroom. One participant will be chosen to read aloud one book to the larger group facilitating the final group discussion where they can share their findings, questions and ideas of how to use the books in their classrooms.



Presenter: Joshua Alvarez

Workshop Title: Social Emotional Support: Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
Track: Challenging Behaviors
Age Group: All
Age Group Other Comments: 0-5
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Apr 12, 2019 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Grand Ballroom C
Theater Style: 100

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Attendees will actively explore the importance of social emotional support by being effective communicators with children in order for them to develop comprehensive skills, problem solving skills, social and emotional development and the ability to share their emotions in a positive manner. The way we communicate has a lot to say how children are going to respond to us. Will discuss what children learn from us when we communicate in different fashions and will experience ideas and the importance to listen to children in order to meet and support their needs and their strengths. We will discuss verbal communication and non-verbal communication and the effects. Will also discuss why children do not listen to teachers and will learn innovative strategies and technics and methods of being a quality communicator and supporter. Will focus on Self regualtion skills for adults/caregiver and then how we can support self regulation in children.how to support children in developing positive relationships, how to deal with situations and conflicts, how to encourage and support children in enjoying learning, how to redirect children efficiently in a positive manner, how to make children feel comfortable in their environment and how to foster appropriate levels of independence. Will discuss what triggers challenging behavior, where does it come from what does it mean when we see it and what is the best way to deal with it.
Will learn innovative and concrete strategies in dealing with challenging behavior in a positive productive manner. Will learn that the most important part of behavior is how we deal with it.


Presenter: Liliana Alvarez Hernandez MA

Co-presenter(s):  Victoria Tarango 
Workshop Title: What Are Authentic and Meaningful Play Experiences for Infants and Toddlers?
Track: Film Festival
Age Group: All
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Apr 13, 2019 @ 03:00 PM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Room 203/204
Theater Style: 70

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Attendees will watch See How They Play, a short film that explores Magda Berber's Educaring Approach to play for infants and toddlers. Magda Gerber is the founder of The Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), where the basis of the Educaring approach is RESPECT. The film will discuss how the Educaring principles facilitate play that is authentic and uniquely meaningful for each child. After the film, attendees will have to opportunity to discuss film content in a collaborative learning environment that uses the expertise from attendees to cultivate rich conversations and learning.


Presenter: Liliana Alvarez Hernandez MA

Co-presenter(s):  Fran Chasen MA 
Workshop Title: Develop Engaged Satellite Communities: Lessons from the Southern California Chapter of CAAEYC
Track: Chapter Development
Age Group: Adult
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Apr 12, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Room 208
Theater Style: 40

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

In the evolution of NAEYC's structure, chapters of affiliates have the opportunity of creating satellite communities in the effort to meet the needs of different communities within a chapter. As this evolution emerges, there can be challenges to this partnership, including having clear expectation of roles. This workshop is targeted to chapter leaders interested in creating or sustaining satellite communities to fulfill their chapter mission.
Presenters will use the working model of the Southern California Chapter of CAAEYC. This chapter has six satellite communities that were previously known as geographic committees. This chapter has a history of working with committees that plan events for their region based on that community's needs or interest. As the chapter evolves and grows, it will share how the relationship between board and satellite communities is also evolving to include an agreement, mentoring opportunities, shared vision, and strong focus on relationships.


Presenter: Rossana Alves

Workshop Title: Movement for brain development: How to build strong brains through movement
Track: Child Development - Neuroscience
Age Group: 0-8
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Apr 12, 2019 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Room 205
Theater Style: 40

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

The workshop will show how movement is important to create a strong foundation in the body for learning and provide teachers with tools to improve children's cognitive learning, good behavior and self-regulation.In the first part, we are going to explore the Basic Movement Patterns that babies go through in the first year of life. The movements create pathways in the babies brain for skills they will need in the future. In that way, the movements shape their brains and perceptions, which have impacts on the physical, cognitive and emotional levels.We are going to explore six Basic Movement Patterns: Breath, Core-Distal, Head-tail, Upper-lower, Body-half and Cross-lateral. Babies need to explore these movement stages fully because they create a foundation for cognitive, emotional and physical development. The lack of experience with these patterns (gaps) can bring challenges for children later in life, such as learning difficulties (writing and reading), poor focus, aversion to fine motor tasks, speech delays, among others.In the second part of the workshop, we are going to explore the Brain Dance, a tool created by dance educator Ann Green Gilbert, to help children and adults revisit the movement patterns. Practicing them later in life can have a profound and positive effect on the brain, developing, repairing and refining the neuropathways. The Brain Dance can be used by preschool and elementary school teachers in the classroom to enhance children's focus and self-regulation, as well as help them with learning difficulties. Also they can be used by dance and physical education teachers as a warm up in the beginning of their classes.This workshop is for all teachers and ECE leaders who want to learn about the impact of movement on the brain.


Presenter: Rossana Alves

Workshop Title: Family Dance: Strengthening parent-child bonding through dance and movement
Track: Curriculum - Music and Movement
Age Group: Other Age Group
Age Group Other Comments: 0-10 years old
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Apr 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Room Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Great American Meeting Room 123
Theater Style: 125

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop presents the basic structure of a parent-child dance class, which main focus is creating a space for families to dance and play together, enhancing their connection, communication and bonding.The workshop provides participants with tools to create a class with active and exciting movement games designed to engage children and parents. The goal is allowing families to exercise their bodies, activate their imagination and express themselves in a fun and creative way.In the first part, participants will engage in a 25 minutes Family Dance class with movement games, such as Brain Dance, Freeze Dance, Towards and Away and Mirror Game. Participants will move through the space creating shapes, pathways and relationships with each other. The curriculum allows for lots of physical interaction between participants, as would happen between children and parents.In the second part, we are going to debrief the class talking about the elements of dance - movements, shapes, relationships, pathways - and why they are important to build connection between children and parents. This workshop is for all teachers and ECE leaders who want to understand the basic elements of Family Dance and how it can improve parent-child relationship.


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